By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), has urged Nigerian lawyers
to join the fray for the realisation of the much touted power devolution and economic restructuring to solve the myriads of problems facing the country.
Falana, who said the ongoing debate about restructuring in the country had centred on devolution of powers without responsibilities as well as the quest
to satisfy ethnic groups, said the bottom line of restructuring which the agitators had failed to address is economy.
The legal luminary, who spoke on the theme: “The Nation Nigeria: Restructuring, Secession or Status Quo – the Way Forward”, at the Obafemi Adewale Colloquium and Law Dinner organised by the Young Lawyers Forum of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ado Ekiti branch to mark Adewale’s 60th birthday, said the type of restructuring that Nigeria needs is economic.
He charged lawyers to fight for the redemption of the country, saying: “For
us as lawyers, we must save our society. If we are going to join the struggle for restructuring, we should not join as politicians seeking transfer of power to the regions.
“Let it be for reduction of power at the centre, transfer of power to the states. Let us seek reduction of cost of governance. Let us seek right to education. Let us seek right to equitable distribution of wealth. Let us seek the need to fight the lopsided appointments in the country. Let us talk about economic restructuring.